Originally Posted by diggsbakes
All that, and you can't ever say he was boring to watch.
Why over-analyze good times???
I would agree. Chuck was never in a fight that was boring to watch. He was in some fights that weren't true main event caliber, but the guy came to fight every single time he got in the ring and the fans always got their money's worth from Chuck. The guy is/was great for the sport, I just don't think he will be remembered as one of the best 205ers of all time when all is said and done.
I agree though, there is nothing wrong with his record or his performance. A lot of fighters wish they could have had half of a career that Chuck has had.
Originally Posted by Gojubrian
MAchida's biggest strength is his timing. He has better timing that most of the division because of his karate background. Karate is all about timing and distance..add years of playing tag and you get to be pretty good at it.
I could not possibly care less about the guy's timing. He sucks. Bottom line. If he had to fight in the old UFC, with no judges and with no time limits, he wouldn't be half the "fighter" he supposedly is. The guy can't finish a fight. Period.
He has had 8 fights in the UFC and has had 5 decisions.
He armbarred Sokoudjuo, which I am pretty sure could have been accomplished by any first year BJJ guy since Remmy has no ground game what so ever and was vastly over-rated when he came to the UFC.
He knocked out Thiago Silva and Rashad. That's it. Two guys.
Rua beat the hell out of him in the stand up, landed WAY harder shots, but Machida landed more little punches to earn a decision, which is why there was such an outcry for the rematch. *yawn*
Rampage has the best quote for Machida I have heard to date:
"I wouldn't know how to train for a fight with him because he is too damn boring to watch film on. All he does is dance around and run away."